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Friday - Sunday, October 16-18, 2015
Schedule of Events
Please note that this schedule is a work in progress and is subject to weird transformation.
THURSDAY October 15, 2015
For people coming in early for Monster Bash, projectionist Geoffrey Curtis will be doing his un-announced MYSTERY MOVIES! Screening various 16mm films through the evening at various times.
FRIDAY October 16, 2015
DEALER & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 10:00 AM - 2:30 AM
10:00AM - 16mm FILM: MONSTERS WE'VE KNOWN AND LOVED. It's our traditional opening short film. A documentary produced back in 1964. A look at the classics from the early days through the eyes of 1964. Narrated by Joseph Cotten. Introduced by Ron Adams. Ron welcomes attendees and gives people the latest Monster Bash news.
11:00AM - CLASSIC TV: LIZARD'S LEG AND OWLET'S WING (Route 66) The October 1962 episode of ROUTE 66 features guest stars Boris Karloff, Peter Lorre and Lon Chaney, Jr. Karloff gets in the Frankenstein Monster make-up one last time in this show. Lon Chaney, Jr. is seen as The Hunchback, The Mummy and The Wolf Man. A truly endearing episode...plus, it fits perfectly for the Halloween Season.
12:00PM - CLASSIC TV: MUMMY MUNSTER. Stars Fred Gwynne and Pat Priest. Herman goes to meet Marilyn in a museum and ends up in a mummy's sarcaphagus.
12:30PM - Q&A: PAT PRIEST. Marilyn Munster from episode 14 to episode 70, it's Pat Priest.....the different, but beautiful Munster! She also worked with Casey Kasum and Bruce Dern in the cult film THE INCREDIBLE TWO-HEADED TRANSPLANT. She also appeared on MY FAVORITE MARTIAN. Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.
1:00PM - MOVIE: DON'T BE AFRAID OF THE DARK (1973). Stars Kim Darby and Jim Hutton. It's those crazy gremlins in the furnace! A young couple buys an old house and the wife discovers evil little creatures in the basement that chase her endlessly around the house....whispering nasty things to her. Her husband thinks he's crazy....but she knows the truth. Monster Bash Guest Felix Silla as one of the gremlin-monsters! Introduced by Mike Adams.
2:30PM -Q&A: FELIX SILLA. Felix Silla, actor and stuntman for many, many Hollywood television, horror and science fiction films. probably best know for his work in THE ADDAMS FAMILY (Cousin Itt), BUCK ROGERS, STAR WARS and so much more. Moderated by Bob Pellegrino.
3:00PM - CLASSIC TV: COUSIN ITT'S PROBLEM (The Addams Family) Uncle Fester and Cousin Itt showcase this classic episode of the funniest macabre TV show of all-time.
3:30PM - SPECIAL FEATURE - THE FACE IS FAMILIAR: Gale Sondergaard. She was the perfect "Spider Woman" appearing in scores of films. She worked with Rondo Hatton in THE SPIDER WOMAN STRIKES BACK (1946) and was the foil for SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SPIDER WOMAN. She was the crazed housekeeper in THE CAT AND THE CANARY (1939) and mysterious in THE CAT CREATURE. Now find out her real story. Directed and written by Charles Henson.
4:00PM - CLASSIC TV: WILL THE REAL MARTIAN, PLEASE STAND-UP (Monster Bash Staff Pick). A Twilight Zone classic. This is the favorite episode of Monster Bash staffer Mike Adams. A lonely diner, isiolated by a winter storm and a busload of people. One of the stranded...is not human. Introduced by Mike Adams.
4:30PM - LIVE COMEDY: The Ultimate Abbott & Costello Comedy Show. Joe Ziegler (Lou), Bill Riley (Bud) and Jason Crutchley (Scoop Fields) will entertain! It won't be more than a few seconds until you forget you're watching an impersonation team. Amazing, amazing!
5:30PM - MOVIE: THE CAT CREATURE (1973) One of the rarest made-for-TV horror movies of the 1970s. An incredible cast of character actors from films of the 1930s-1950s. Amazing and creepy.
7:00PM - LIVE THEATER: THE BLACK CAT / THE RAVEN with ZACH ZITO. A special live dramaric reading of Edgar Allen Poe's The Black Cat and The Raven....with Zach Zito. If you haven't seen Zach perform before....you don't know what you're missing? He's fabulous.
8:00PM - CLASSIC TV: THE ZANTI MISFITS (Outer Limits). A favorite Outer Limits episode where ant-like aliens plan to use earth for their own designs.
8:30PM - LAST CALL FOR THE DEALER BALLROOM. Get your groovy, ghoulish goodies before the dealer room closes. Quick!
9:00PM - CLASSIC TV: A GAME OF POOL (Monster Bash Staff Pick). A Twilight Zone classic. This is the favorite episode of Monster Bash staffer Leonard Hayhurst. The best, to be the best. Jack Klugman challenges Jonathan Winters (who happens to be dead) in a very intense game of pool. Introduced by Leonard Hayhurst.
9:30PM - Q&A: BLUE DEMON, JR. His father was a legend, following in those footsteps, Blue Demon, Jr. is now a legend too! Wrestler, movie star and one of Mexico's most popular personalities. Moderated by author of the Mexican Masked Wrestler and Monster Filmography, Roberto "Bobb" Cotter and assisted by Juan Ortiz. Monster Bash is very proud to host Blue Demon, Jr.
10:00PM - BASH BAND: THE BASH BOYS! Enjoy The Monster Bash Band in the movie room. The band features staffers: Kevin Slick on guitar, Bob Pellegrino on the drums, Keven Scarpino on electric bass, Bash vendor Michael Pierce on rhythm guitar and long-time Bash attendee Steven Thornton on lead guitar. Guest vocalist: Mark Statler and Geoffrey Curtis.
11:00PM -MEXICAN MONSTER NIGHT: SANTO & BLUE DEMON VS. THE MONSTERS (1970). An evil mad doctor, bent on world domination has revived all the greatest monsters in history. To fight them, and save the world as we know it...it Mexican super-wrestlers Santo and Blue Demon! Introduced by your Mexican Monster Night host, author Roberto Cotter with The Blue Dawg and The Spider Angel. Free tacos and burritos (while they last).
12:30AM - MONSTER BASH LATE MOVIE: GARGOYLES (1972). A made-for-TV horror favorite. Ancient evil is back in the desert of the south west and the winged monsters live again.
SATURDAY October 17, 2015
DEALER HOURS & GUEST OF HONOR SIGNING HOURS 10:00 AM-6:00 PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 8:00AM-2:30AM
8:00AM - SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS & CEREAL. Cartoons for kids of all ages. Plus, FREE cereal is passed out to the audience...just the way Saturday morning used to be growing up...cartoons and cereal. Hosted by TV horror host SON OF GHOUL.
9:00AM - CLASSIC TV: ONCE UPON A TIME (Monster Bash Staff Pick). A Twilight Zone classic. This is the favorite episode of Monster Bash staffer Dan Weber. Time is relative and we are relitive to our time. Be careful what you wish for, you may get it. Silent film comedian Buster Keeton playes a janitor for an inventor in 1890. The inventor has made a time machine and Buster, secrertly gives it a try. Introduced by Dan Weber.
9:30AM - TWILIGHT ZONE: UNLOCKING THE DOOR. Martin Grams, author of the excellent book THE TWILIGHT ZONE: UNLOCKING THE DOOR TO A TELEVISION CLASSIC will present a power point presentation on the history of the TV show we all grew up with and love.
10:30AM - CLASSIC TV: IN PRAISE OF PIP (Monster Bash Staff Pick). A Twilight Zone classic. This is the favorite episode of Monster Bash staffer Kevin Slick that stars Jack Klugman and Billy Mumy. A wonderful study of human regret, loss and, most importantly...love of a father. This play of human emotion is set in a surreal world of fantast at a closed amusement park....in The Twilight Zone. Introduced by Monster Bash staffer, Kevin Slick.
Above: Moe Howard, skeleton and Shemp Howard.
11:00AM - 16mm PROGRAM: SATURDAY STOOGE MATINEE. Cleveland TV Horror Host SON OF GHOUL screens the best and obscure Three Stooges short films.
12 Noon - OLD TIME RADIO HORROR THEATRE: THE HOUSE IN CYPRESS CANYON (1946). It's probably the best radio horror show ever broadcast to scare the pants off of America. Eerie and unsettling, it's a tale of a haunted house starring Robert Taylor. Thirty minutes of radio horror drama. Welcome back to the world of old time radio with your host Michael Adams. The lights will dim and let the horror begin.
12:30 PM - SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY: AS TIMELESS AS INFINITY: THE TWILIGHT ZONE LEGACY. Documentary director/producer Daniel Griffith introduces his research on The Twilight Zone in this historical look at the beginnings of THE TWILIGHT ZONE. A Ballyhoo Production!
1:00PM - CLASSIC TV: NIGHT GALLERY - The Diary, A Matter of Semantics, Big Surprise & Professor Peabody's Last Lecture. Patty Duke, Count Dracula, John Carradine gives you a "surprise" and a bit of H.P. Lovecraft. It's all here on Rod Serling's horror anthology.
2:00PM - Q & A: LISA MARIE. Actress Lisa Marie has nicely slipped into our genre in a varirty of roles. She portrayed Vampira in the ED WOOD movie with Johnny Depp, was an evil Martian set out to destroy us in MARS ATTACKS, was wonderful in flashbacks in SLEEPY HOLLOW (which also featured Christopher Lee), PLANET OF THE APES and much more. This is your chance to find out more directly from her.
2:30PM - CLASSIC TV: THRILLER - The Incredible Doktor Markesan. One of the very best episodes of the Boris Karloff series THRILLER. Based on a story by August Dereleth that originally appeared in WEIRD TALES magazine. The living dead are in the basement and you can't get away. Chills for the Halloween season.
3:30 PM - CLASSIC TV: OCCURENCE AT OWL CREEK BRIDGE (Monster Bash Staff Pick). A Twilight Zone classic. This is the favorite episode of Monster Bash staffer Ron Adams. While not produced originally as a Twilight Zone, it became one. Rod Serling screened it and found it so profound and interesting that he brought it in as a Zone episode. Truly a thoughtful and chilling story of a captured civil war soldier about to be executed. Once you see this, it will stay with you forever. Introduced by Ron Adams.
4:30 PM - MOVIE: DARK INTRUDER (1965). Stars Leslie Nielsen, Judi Meredith and Mark Richman. A touch of H.P. Lovecraft as an ancient creature from another time is committing murders in San Francisco during the 1890s. Foggy and atmospheric as the dark cloaked creature kills again and again. Nielsen is a student of old dark religions, assisting the local authorities...and getting too close to the truth. Originally made for TV, then released theatrically.
5:00PM - LAST CALL FOR DEALER ROOM - ONE HOUR TO GO! Only 60 minutes left for the dealer room today. Don't miss out getting some creepy cool merchandise from all your favorite vendors....you might not see some of this stuff ever again.
5:30 PM - CLASSIC TV: NIGHTMARE AT 20,000 FEET (Monster Bash Staff Pick). A Twilight Zone classic. This is the favorite episode of Monster Bash staffers Bobb Cotter, Mark Piasecki, Joe Hagan and Shawn Israel. A true classic or paranoia, horror and creepiness. William Shatner sees a gargoyle gremlin ripping apart the airplane wing outside his window. Is he delusional, or is the creature real? Introduced by Bobb, Joe, Mark and Shawn. This one got the post picks of any from the Monster Bash staffers.
6:30PM - Q&A: BERT I. GORDON.The king of drive-in movies....MR. B.I.G. himself. Director, writer, special effect master. Let's talk about the amazing colossal canon of films that Bert has created for us! rom THE AMAZING COLOSSAL MAN to VILLAGE OFTHE GIANTS, to FOOD OF THE GODS to his latest film SECRETS OF A PSYCHOPATH. The man, the legend at MONSTER BASH. Moderated by Ron Adams.
OUTDOOR SATURDAY NIGHT BEGINS
7:30 PM - DRIVE-IN MOVIE: THE CYCLOPS (1957). Get ready for Bash fun! We will show the film in the parking lot. You will need to have your car facing a small line of trees facing away from the hotel. Or, you can bring a blanket and sit in the center lawn "island." We'll have the audio on a PA system. Special thanks to projectionist Geoffrey Curtis and Keven Scarpino for making this happen. In the event of rain..this will run indoors in the lobby.
9:30 PM - MONSTER BASH EVENT: ANNE SERLING - "ROD SERLING: The Boy, The Man, The Writer, The Father." The daughter of the man himself, Rod Serling. Anne will have a special presentation on the life and history of her father. Get the story from Anne herself. Not to be missed:
Writer Anne Serling presents an intimate portrait of her father, Rod Serling. Through a combination of readings, film clips, slides, and home movies, she traces the evolution of his work from the Golden Age of Television to his iconic Twilight Zone and Night Gallery series. Anne also explores the experiences that informed his deep seated concern for humanity and shares what it was like growing up with him, all to reveal the man behind the image. "
Introduced by Ron Adams.
10:30PM - BASH SPECIAL: LET THEM EAT CAKE! Reception, photo ops & monster sized sheet cakes will be set up and served near Monster Bash registration in the lobby in front of the Creepy Classics room, free to all Bash attendees! Served up by the Bash staff!
11:30 PM - THE ULTIMATE ABBOTT & COSTELLO TRIBUTE SHOW. Joe Ziegler (Lou), Bill Riley (Bud) and Jason Crutchley (Scoop Fields) will entertain! It won't be more than a few seconds until you forget you're watching an impersonation team. Saturday night fun with the boys!
12:00 MIDNIGHT - FREE PRIZE TOSS -- THE MONSTER BASH "FESTIVAL OF THE NEW WINE Song." A Monster Bash tradition. Bob Pellegrino sings the "Song of the New Wine" from FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN. Plus, the great free prize toss, this year featuring magazines, DVDs, and just plain cool Monster Kid stuff.
12:30AM BASH LATE NIGHT CLASSIC TV: NIGHT GALLERY - WHEN AUNT ADA CAME TO STAY/WITH APOLOGIES TO MR. HYDE/THE FLIP SIDE OF SATAN (1971). Scary late night TV. This NIGHT GALLERY episode features one of the the scariest segments ever on NIGHT GALLERY called "When Aunt Ada Came To Stay." Also, Adams West as Mr, Hyde and Artie Shaw as a DJ that finds himself in a very bad place...
1:00AM BASH LATE, LATE NIGHT CLASSIC TV: THRILLER - PIGEONS FROM HELL (1961). Try this one on for the Halloween season. This is considered by many as the scariest episode of the THRILLER television show. Dripping with atmosphere and horror. Hosted by Boris Karloff.
SUNDAY October 18, 2015
DEALER HOURS, GUEST SIGNING HOURS 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
MOVIE ROOM HOURS 9:00AM-5:00PM
8:00AM - FILM RARITY: THE CBS CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL CHOICE (1958). A poignant children's film about Oyama, a new kid in school, who is teased for being fat until Komatsu shows him that he has to believe in himself. Komatsu's attempt to help Oyama master the rope climb in gym class is particularly memorable. Quite popular in the United States due to repeated showings on The CBS Children's Film Festival in the 1960s and 70s.
9:00AM - FILM SHORTS: Fun, family friendly short films for the Halloween season! BOUNCING BABIES (1929) is set at Halloween with the Wheezer wanting to trade his sister back to the hospital for a goat! The Our Gang kids get some Halloween scares in. THE FIRST ROUND-UP (1934) has the kids going on their own camping trip at spooky Cherry Creek. Ghost stories start and the creepiness begins.
10:00AM - CLASSIC TV: NIGHT OF THE MEEK (Monster Bash Staff Pick). A Twilight Zone classic. This is the favorite episode of Scary Monsters editor Dennis Druktenis. Art Carney is at his best as a druken store Santa Claus, who comes across a bit of Christmas magic that makes this one of the most memoriable Twilight Zones. Touching and fantastic. Introduced by Dennis Druktenis.
10:30 AM - MOVIE: DOCTOR X (1932) The perfect Halloween horror from the 1930s. The eerie two-strip color film look, the "Moon Killer," a hideous monster and a medical building, isolated, with the killer-creature amoing them. Snappy patter from Lee Tracy, sinister looks from Lionel Atwill and the beautiful Fay Wray. Introduced by Mike Adams.
12:00AM - CLASSIC TV: PEOPLE ARE A LIKE ALL OVER (Monster Bash Staff Pick). A Twilight Zone classic. This is the favorite episode of Monster Bash staffer Thom Shubilla. Roddy McDowell, on a mission to Mars, believes that people are a like on every planet with like. Good is inherent in all pepole. After crash landing...is that what he finds on Mars? Introduced by Thom Shubilla.
12:30 noon - EVENT: THE ULTIMATE ABBOTT & COSTELLO TRIBUTE SHOW. Joe Ziegler (Lou), Bill Riley (Bud) and Jason Crutchley (Scoop Fields) will entertain! It won't be more than a few seconds until you forget you're watching an impersonation team. Saturday night fun with the boys!
1:30 PM - ABBOTT & COSTELLO THEATER: THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES (1946). A wonderful, historical Abbott and Costello film with Lou as a revolutionary war ghost, trying to find rest. A real treat this October.
3:00 PM - CLASSIC TV: THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER (Monster Bash Staff Pick). A Twilight Zone classic. This is the favorite episode of Monster Bash staffer Mark Statler. Starring Donna Douglas, this top flight Zone makes us think about what true beauty really is. And, how to look at things from different perspectives. Introduced by Mark Statler.
3:30PM - CLASSIC TV: FAVORITE EPISODE (Rod Serling's Pick!). When interviewed after the run of THE TWILIGHT ZONE, the creator himself, Rod Serling, thoughtfully picked his favorite. Revealed and screened here. Introduced by Monster Bash Staffers Ursula Adams and Barb Heiss (it's their favorite too!).
4:00PM - SPECIAL FEATURE - TRIBUTE: A fond look back at all the Monster Bash past guests and classic horror and sci-fi stars that we lost over the past year. Plus, a very special goodbye to Christopher Lee. Compiled, produced by Charles Henson.
4:30PM - LAST CALL FOR DEALER ROOM! Only 30 minutes left for the dealer room today. Don't miss out getting some creepy cool merchandise from all your favorite vendors....you might not see some of this stuff ever again.
Go Home, haven't you had enough?! Have a Happy Halloween!